His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon offers statement on recent events

 

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon offered the following statement:

“In the aftermath of the troubling events in Washington, DC, yesterday, may we all keep this country and one another in prayer asking the Lord to grant peace, unity, and hope to all the people of the United States of America. As the Apostle Paul exhorts us to do, “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom 12:9-10).

O Lord Jesus Christ, who have descended the waters of Jordan sanctifying the whole creation and offering us a new life, protect and keep this country and grant it peace, tranquility, and reconciliation!”


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On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has issued an encyclical entitled, 

“We Rejoice Even in Tribulation”: An Encyclical of Hope.

Full text available here:  Holy Synod - Encyclicals - “We Rejoice even in Tribulation” - Orthodox Church in America (oca.org)

 
 
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